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So…. You have caught the “triathlon bug!” What is the “triathlon bug” you may ask? This is when you are obsessed; Training becomes your life, and you seek out like minded people. You read everything you can get your hands on about this amazing sport! Getting started can be confusing. What equipment is essential and what is not. Listed below is the equipment you will need for a beginning triathlete.
For the swim, you’ll need:
One piece or training bikini for women and jammers for men. Check out popular brands such as FINIS, SPEEDO, JOLYN and SPORTI all available on www.swimoutlet.com
A Triathlon Wetsuit is different than a surf wetsuit. Triathlon wetsuits are made out of soft pliable neoprene that fits snuggly and helps keep swimmers afloat. Open water swims tend to require a wetsuit, although some races might not allow them due to the water temperature. Be sure to train in a wetsuit prior to your race because the feel is much different than swimming in a swimsuit. Check out popular brands XTERRA, ROKA, and BLUE SEVENTY.
For the bike, you’ll need:
For the run, you’ll need:
Other things you’ll probably need for your triathlon include:
When exercising, skin is rubbing on skin or fabric. This friction can cause blistering and chafing. A good skin lubricant applied directly to the skin in prone to problem areas, will provide comfort when in motion. TRISLIDE is a continuous spray skin lubricant that helps ease your tight triathlon wetsuit on, prevents blistering & chafing (for swimming, biking and running) and is the only sharable skin lubricant on the market. It is known in the triathlon market as “the blue can” or “magic in a can.” This is available at www.swimoutlet.com, www.sbrsportsinc.com and/or Amazon.
A good bag will help to keep all your miscellaneous pieces in one place. These bags have vents and since you will more than likely be placing wet clothes and gear inside, it will temporarily help to keep air flowing to the garment. This bag with comfortable shoulder straps will be used to help transport your race essentials to the transition area. Researching www.swimoutlet.com is your best source for these bags.
You will be spending time in the pool training. With all of that marinading in the water, you will need something that is specifically formulated to remove chlorine and saltwater. TRISWIM makes a shampoo and body wash that removes the chemicals and nourishes with botanicals, proteins, Keratin, and vitamins. This is available on www.swimoutlet.com, www.sbrsportsinc.com and/or Amazon.
Extra pair of swim goggles or cap – you never know when yours will break!
Water Bottle to stay hydrated